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Feeling like junk.. ugh. >_<;. Feeling sleepy, my throat feels like sandpaper, and I think the stuffy nose part is coming. And LOTS of coughing.
Other than that, I've started to work on another picture. And this time, I'm doing the background first, so I don't get to it and go, 'screw this, I hate backgrounds!' and start to hate working on the picture. I noticed that I forgot to post the rest of my MapleStory pipsqueak pics, so I'll post those in a few days. I want to keep my newest pic in the front right now.
Absolute Beginners by Gellert-Grindelwald
Absolute Beginners
(Yes, the description is the same on Tumblr. I'm lazy lol).
I’ve spent the last 7 months (on and off) on this, getting frustrated about halfway through because I hate backgrounds more than anything and it wasn’t coming out the way I wanted.

At any rate.. I finally finished everything today. I think. I added some minor shading around the door, and fixed a few stray lines I saw later on from the one on Tumblr. This is the complete one.

Now, as for the story behind this.. Yes, these are Soul Eater characters you see here. With an OC, and a design for a character that doesn’t officially have one, so far as I know. Why are they all just hanging out, without someone going OMG, IT’S THE KISHIN, RUN! Or without the aforementioned Kishin trying to kill everyone? Cause this is an AU picture, probably sometime in the 80s. An AU where Asura isn’t.. super crazy, Vajra (Asura’s weapon partner) is still alive, and the DWMA exists and they’re students.

Pictured here are Asura and Vajra (my design for him, anyway), Scarlet (my OC, and I will mention her later), and Excalibur. So far as I know, Vajra doesn’t have an official drawing anywhere, so I had to make something up. Mostly, anyway. All I can find is on the Soul Eater Wikia, and Wikias aren’t official. I don’t remember the manga ever showing him or addressing him by name. But even if it is true, he’s younger here, soo.. yeah. Excuses. XD. I did incorporate some things into my design (a kind of punk look–and I did give him some piercings that are super hard to see/would be blocked. He has an earring, and did have an eyebrow piercing.. that’s blocked. lol.

Scarlet, the girl in the front (she’s closer because she’s the one taking the picture.. well, with a tripod and the delay function.. did cameras even have that in the 80s?) is the only actual OC here. It’s kind of hard to tell because of the hair color/fact this is small, but she’s supposed to be Gopher’s mom (creator? I somehow missed him being a demon tool when reading the manga, so I assumed he was born and had a mom until I looked him up again). She is very similar in temperament to her son (meaning, like REALLY irritable/easy to piss off. And particularly devoted to one person, in her case, Lord Death. Kind of like Justin Law, I guess. If she were younger, they’d probably get along great. ANIME Justin Law, anyway..), But other than that, she’s kind of the easygoing type. When she isn’t ticked off at you. It wouldn’t be possible because of age in this pic, but in my RP, she’s one of the barkeeps at Chupa Cabras (because money), and ends up throwing Spirit out on his ass a lot because of his sleezy behavior–much to the annoyance of the main barkeep. Did she know what she was getting into? Yes. But it didn’t make dealing with Spirit’s crap any better, and can only deal with so much because of her temper. But that’s in the future. At this point, she’s a comrade to Asura and Vajra, albeit with possibly no partner (she’s probably similar to Kim in the fact she’s a sorceress/meister, but I haven’t decided on any partner yet).

Anyway, this is them just kind of hanging out. Along with Excalibur, because he just appears wherever, and also was a comrade of Asura and Vajra’s at one point. I’m seriously glad to be done with this, just because the background was so tedious. I stink at drawing graffiti, lol. It took me redoing it three times before it was presentable.

Brush tutorial for the bricks/lines here: fpacatuto.tumblr.com/post/1074…

And as for the title.. it's based on the David Bowie song/movie of the same name that I saw last weekend. Since the movie is essentially about teenagers being new to everything and young/have fresh ideas/don't know anything about the world yet, I thought it'd be appropriate for characters who are of about the same age/in similar circumstances because THEY don't know much yet. Well, outside basic socializing or combat and stuff like that. They're beginners to adulthood.
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Finally have a picture to post, lol. I will go through any comments/favs later on. But thanks in advance, everyone!
I just hit my own kiriban OTL... >_<;.
Anyway, finished inking one pic. :). Still need to finish the BG on another. >_<;. I hate BGs.
*waits for the barrage of Star Wars related art and journals*
It happened for Pirates of the Caribbean, Frozen, and Harry Potter.. now it'll be Star Wars for sure. XD.
But that's OK. I liked the stuff for those, so I'm waiting for the Star Wars stuff patiently.

ANYWAY.. just had to say it. Cause I'm sure you guys are sick and tired of updates and that alone.
Yep. Still here. I just only check periodically. I know, I'm horrible. I'm much more active on Tumblr, to tell the truth. But I don't count Tumblr as my 'art site'. It's like a supplement to this to me--I post the same stuff there eventually as I do here, and sometimes have doodles, photos, sketches, or stuff I don't feel is polished enough to be posted here.
Not saying I'm quitting, though. I'm not. I'm just saying I forget to check DA. OTL.

Stuff's been not too great with me. Art wise has been great, but not real life. But most of RL has straightened itself out so I won't bore you with that. Just looking forward to Christmas. :D.
And to my Secret Santa from Redditgifts to ship my stuff. >_<;.

Art wise, I've been mostly working on asks and Pipsqueak character requests. I'm done with those for the moment though, so maybe I'll get some time to work on finishing my art? I've been working on that Soul Eater piece for months because I keep getting sidetracked. It looks awesome, though--best coloring I've done, I think. I mostly just need to do the background, if I remember right.
The other three I haven't touched, though. I'm thinking of putting the inks down for the Rin pic I did right now, but I really haven't done anything. And I'm thinking of scrapping the Kyubey one. I think I can do a better pose than that. The problem with that idea is that iron gates always have those points on them, and a person can't stand on something that thin. But I'm going to find a way to make it work. Definitely.
Other than that, I've been playing MapleStory a lot, and just browsing Tumblr and the net in general. Haven't even watched anime much because this season sucks. I tried Tantei Team Jikan Note KZ, Magical Somera-chan, Asterisk Wars, Chivalry of a Failed Knight, and I remember watching episode one of Concrete Revolutio. TTJNKZ(first one) is too short, and takes 4 episodes to do what should happen in one episode. Magical Somera-chan is random CRAP. Seriously. I dropped Asterisk Wars after 2 episodes because it was too similar to Chivalry of a Failed Knight and Sword Art. And Absolute Duo. Chivalry of a Failed Knight is actually OK, but it's not great. And Concrete Revolutio was crap, too.
I know the 'in' anime this season is One-Punch Man, but I don't have any interest in it. Next season looks promising, though, so I only have to endure another few weeks,

I haven't really been reading manga too much, either. Just keep forgetting, I guess. Which is a huge problem, given the fact that they're library books. OTL.

Anyway, that's it for now.

Blogs:
My Tumblr (checked and updated frequently):
elisegrimwald.tumblr.com

My ask blogs (MapleStory related):

Ask Neinheart
askneinheart.tumblr.com

Ask Black Mage Commander Will
ask-blackmagecommanderwill.tum…

Ask Francis the Genius Puppeteer
ask-francis-the-genius-puppete…
  • Listening to: Weekend, by X Japan
  • Reading: Still reading Arata volume 10.
  • Watching: Watched Doug earlier.. ^^;;
  • Playing: MapleStory
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Nothing
*waits for the barrage of Star Wars related art and journals*
It happened for Pirates of the Caribbean, Frozen, and Harry Potter.. now it'll be Star Wars for sure. XD.
But that's OK. I liked the stuff for those, so I'm waiting for the Star Wars stuff patiently.

ANYWAY.. just had to say it. Cause I'm sure you guys are sick and tired of updates and that alone.
Yep. Still here. I just only check periodically. I know, I'm horrible. I'm much more active on Tumblr, to tell the truth. But I don't count Tumblr as my 'art site'. It's like a supplement to this to me--I post the same stuff there eventually as I do here, and sometimes have doodles, photos, sketches, or stuff I don't feel is polished enough to be posted here.
Not saying I'm quitting, though. I'm not. I'm just saying I forget to check DA. OTL.

Stuff's been not too great with me. Art wise has been great, but not real life. But most of RL has straightened itself out so I won't bore you with that. Just looking forward to Christmas. :D.
And to my Secret Santa from Redditgifts to ship my stuff. >_<;.

Art wise, I've been mostly working on asks and Pipsqueak character requests. I'm done with those for the moment though, so maybe I'll get some time to work on finishing my art? I've been working on that Soul Eater piece for months because I keep getting sidetracked. It looks awesome, though--best coloring I've done, I think. I mostly just need to do the background, if I remember right.
The other three I haven't touched, though. I'm thinking of putting the inks down for the Rin pic I did right now, but I really haven't done anything. And I'm thinking of scrapping the Kyubey one. I think I can do a better pose than that. The problem with that idea is that iron gates always have those points on them, and a person can't stand on something that thin. But I'm going to find a way to make it work. Definitely.
Other than that, I've been playing MapleStory a lot, and just browsing Tumblr and the net in general. Haven't even watched anime much because this season sucks. I tried Tantei Team Jikan Note KZ, Magical Somera-chan, Asterisk Wars, Chivalry of a Failed Knight, and I remember watching episode one of Concrete Revolutio. TTJNKZ(first one) is too short, and takes 4 episodes to do what should happen in one episode. Magical Somera-chan is random CRAP. Seriously. I dropped Asterisk Wars after 2 episodes because it was too similar to Chivalry of a Failed Knight and Sword Art. And Absolute Duo. Chivalry of a Failed Knight is actually OK, but it's not great. And Concrete Revolutio was crap, too.
I know the 'in' anime this season is One-Punch Man, but I don't have any interest in it. Next season looks promising, though, so I only have to endure another few weeks,

I haven't really been reading manga too much, either. Just keep forgetting, I guess. Which is a huge problem, given the fact that they're library books. OTL.

Anyway, that's it for now.

Blogs:
My Tumblr (checked and updated frequently):
elisegrimwald.tumblr.com

My ask blogs (MapleStory related):

Ask Neinheart
askneinheart.tumblr.com

Ask Black Mage Commander Will
ask-blackmagecommanderwill.tum…

Ask Francis the Genius Puppeteer
ask-francis-the-genius-puppete…
  • Listening to: Weekend, by X Japan
  • Reading: Still reading Arata volume 10.
  • Watching: Watched Doug earlier.. ^^;;
  • Playing: MapleStory
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Nothing

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Gellert-Grindelwald
Elise Grimwald
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
**the above is out of date, but I like the picture**

Hi. :). I'm Elise Grimwald (or Elise/Reine Schelmisch/Filia Ryuuza, it depends on the site. It's either Elise or Elise Grimwald on the WHOLE, though). I've been drawing since I was 8 years old, but only started trying to learn using How-to books when I was 15. I still feel that I have a long way to go, however. ^^;. And it's been 10 years since I began drawing seriously. I joined Deviantart on July 4th, 2003 (on my old account), and have loved it here ever since. In addition to drawing, I make wallpapers occasionally. However, I can't post them here. :(.
As for influences on my art.. I don't particularly emulate one artist. I've tried to make a style that's my own. I do, however, really enjoy the works of Ken Akamatsu, Cocoa Fujiwara, Mayumi Azuma, Aoi Mizuki, Studio R.R.O.C. (I loved their Harry Potter doujinshi), Yuna Kagesaki, Arina Tanemura, Yana Toboso, Hiromi, Kara, and Yuzu Mizutani.
In addition to drawing, I also enjoy writing fiction. I'm working on a novel titled "Moonlit Night". It's REALLY slow going for me, though. I also write and draw my own webcomic, which can be seen either on here, or on the website below. I also enjoy video games, particularly RPGs. I also love anime and manga, and am a HUGE fan of the Harry Potter series (as can be seen by my username. XD.).
I'm going to leave some of my old profile info, as well. Thanks for reading this, and I hope that you enjoy my art.

Old profile info that I think is relevant:
Favourite genre of music: Alternative, Rock, Soft Rock, Pop (to an extent), Japanese music such as Vocaloid music
Favourite style of art: Anime, Soft celled CG, painted
Shell of choice: Magic Conch. XD
Favourite cartoon/anime/game character: Gaav, Fate Averruncus, Klaus(Nya), Asuna Kagurazaka, Jeanne, Lemina Ausa, The Warden, Brian Griffin, Yuki Cross (As Cross, not Kuran), Megurine Luka (does she count?), Makoto Sawatari, Neinheart, Fang the Sniper, Grell Sutcliff, Ciel Phantomhive, Alice (Pandora Hearts), Lily Baskerville, Rin Tohsaka, Lisbeth (Sword Art Online), Sinon (Sword Art Online), Kyoko Sakura, Kyubey, Vaughn (Harvest Moon), Pierre (Harvest Moon).
Personal Quote: "For the Greater Good"
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xJoeiix Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for the fave~ ♥
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KiraOnTheNetz Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Thanks so much for the watch! :la:
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forsakenkikyo Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Halo, I see you posted on the ACen forum about getting a MapleStory cosplay gathering? I've ben wanting to cosplay my maple Dark Knight gurl for years now~ i think im gonna do it this year. I've got alot of work to do x.x I also have ben going to Acen for years now ^.~
We need to somehow spread the word to our fellow maplers~
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Gellert-Grindelwald Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It would be awesome if you did. :). I love seeing MapleStory cosplays. It's really a shame they're so rare. >_<;. Fortunately, you still have quite a bit of time to make it. Fortunately for me, too. ^^;. I only have a few of the things I need for my cosplay. :(.
And that's great to hear. :). I've been going for years too (this will be my 11th year). :). And yes. We do. XD. I would love for the gathering to become a reality. There's only been one other to my knowledge, and that wasn't at ACen. We need to remedy that. XD. I've already made a post about it on Tumblr, and have already gotten one other person that would be interested. Maybe a post on the main MapleStory forum or one of the fansites would work? I'll see what the rules are regarding that on those forums, and post there.
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OgieDoggie Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Since you are a fan of PLEASE (Onegai) TEACHER please stop by and Check out my pics of Please (Onegai) Teacher 10th Anniversary Celebration at Lake Kizaki in Japan summer of 2012 - Enjoy!

I have also written a 140 page screenplay called PLEASE TWINS II The Sequel which is also in my gallery.
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Dragonstar78 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
thanks for the watch =)
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gwydion1982 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank YOUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!
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Molnja Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
thanks for the watch
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Hachiimi Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch back~ You're so awesome :iconkissingplz:
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Kaorith Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the fav :hug:
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